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Gloria Muliro, R Kay And Late Angela Chibalonza Are Highest Earners Of 31 Million Collected By MCSK

The MCSK finally revealed its list of highest earning artistes in the period of July 2013- July 2014 with music composer R Kay emerging as the top winner in the royalties earners having produced the biggest hit songs in Kenya.

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With regard to R Kay earnings , despite R Kay not being a prominent performer , the royalties received were for his role as composer and arranger for musical works relating to hit songs from artistes such as Nameless , Habida , Esther Wahome , Mbuvi , Sarah Kiarie , Eunice Njeri and several other top artistes .

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The amounts declared was kshs 28,054,147 /- out of a total collection of Kshs 31,160, 538 /-paid by the the following radio and television stations in the financial year 1/06/2013 to 31/07/2014 ; Royal media Services , Radio Africa group , Standard Group , Nation media group , Media Max , Kalee ltd , KBC , Biblia Husema and Radio Kaya amongst others .

The complete list of top ten ( local members ) is as follows :

1) Robert Kamanzi

2) Angela Chibalonza

3) Gloria Muliro

4)Sarah Kiarie ( Sarah K )

5) Andrew Mutara Kamau ( Dennis Mutara )

6) John Mwangi Ng’ang’a ( John De Mathew )

7) Pamela Akinyi ( Les Wanyika )

8) Mercy Wangoi Wambogo ( Mercy Linah )

9) Paul Mwai Muthike

10) Dennis Waweru Kagia ( DNA )

MCSK is also pleased to announce that effective the next distribution to be made on June 26 th 2015 , MCSK will be using a new monitoring system called ” VERICAST” developed by BMAT , a company based in Barcelona , Spain .

The new monitoring system will allow for members of MCSK to monitor the broadcasting of their music through a link that will be shared with the members . The system will as such allow for transparency in the monitoring of music and enable the members to verify accuracy of the air plays as presented for distribution of royalties .


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The Date To Be Paid : MCSK To Distribute 28 Million Shillings To Artists Collected In 2013-2014

Finally the date which so many artistes look forward to is here as MCSK is set to distribute it’s royalties totaling 28 million shillings to its members. However so much there are rules set by MCSK regarding distribution of royalties.

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Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) would like to notify its members of the following: –

That the Society shall be distributing royalties for broadcasting class as per the distribution rules of the Society effective from 27th February 2015 and to run up to 30th, April 2015.

That due to a delay in acquisition of log sheets, Royalty Payments to members bank accounts will be effected on 31st March 2015
That the amounts available for broadcasting distribution is 28,044,484.20 (Twenty eight million forty four thousand four hundred & eighty four shillings & twenty cents)
(Kindly note that the amounts indicated were tabulated from broadcasters that submitted license fees to MCSK during the period July 2013 to June 2014)

That we are using log sheets and data on music usage obtained from Broadcasters & MCSK’s digital monitoring service.
All members whose musical works were broadcast between July 2013 & June 2014 will be contacted and all royalties shall be transferred into member’s preferred Bank accounts
The log sheets applied will be posted on our website (
Members of MCSK can now confirm Music monitoring status by following steps indicated below:-

STEP 1. On the MCSK website, go to the Monitored Works tab and click on the monitored works link on the menu
STEP 2. On the MCSK Music search portal, log in using your membership number as the user name and the access code. Each MCSK name is the user name.
STEP 3. Carefully search for your music works from the database and verify that all your music is being monitored
STEP 4. In case any of your music is not monitored, immediately compose an email and attach your music in mp3 format
STEP 5. Then download the New works declaration form from downloads page on the mcsk website which you should carefully fill and attach a scanned copy to the composed email
STEP 6. Send the email with the music and the scanned copy of the declaration form to
NB: Members are still free to submit their musical works to the various MCSK offices

Further clarification on Scientific distribution and/or any issues regarding the log sheets may be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer at & or P.O. Box 14806-00800 Nairobi, Kenya and on 0722 200 872.
NOTE: All members are asked to update their works & Bank details by calling our customer care desk on 0730200236/0713032265

By Order of the Board



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“The Last Time I Received My Payment From MCSK Is 5 Years Ago” Mr Googz Reveals After Bien Of Sauti Sol Raised Concerns

On Monday 20th October MCSK hosted their 3rd annual awards gala at Carnivore grounds with Charles Njagua receiving the major award as the top earning artiste in 2014. With the beautiful lights and great sound the organisation had something else coming their way as some artistes felt that the society doesn’t cater for their needs.

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One of those artistes to talk live on National Television at the awards was Bien Baraza of Sauti Sol who raised his concerns about the management of the society after receiving their award on stage.

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With the emcees not being prepared on his speech, Bien gave his two cents on how the media needs to protect its own first before going out. This let out some reactions from the attendees and even from other artistes who were watching.

Mr Googz who was watching revealed that he is also not amused by the society and feels that there is something very wrong in the payment of artistes.

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He said ;

Clearly one member of Sauti SOL is not amused at the MCSK seeming display of love for Kenyan musicians, truth is am not also amused.

“I Have watched Morris the CEO of MCSK give a speech and a quick run through of who MCSK is, and one thing he said is that MCSK IS for MUSICIANS and that the artistes supposedly run the society ..that’s kinda like saying Kenyan government is for Kenyans and that Kenyans decide what happens, REALLY? that is NOT TRUE sir, the same way politicians increase their salaries without doing an opinion poll is the same way MCSK guys get into office Kenyan artistes are tired of this and we need proper, loyal transparent LEADERSHIP in our nation.

As MR GOOGZ am 5 years now since i received my last payment from a society that claims to be OWNED by ME is a clear indication that something is totally wrong. Now the worst is that the last time i was there i was given a check that had an issue and i had to wait some few weeks later to just get somebody to attend to me, by the way that was 5years ago.

Something Must happen and the same way the political regimes have been altered, i see a shift and it is going to take place.”

Whats your take

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Music Pays!! : Here Is The List Of The Highest Earning Gospel Artists In Kenya Currently

Music like any other career pays and to those who work hard get rewards from the MCSK. MCSK is a Non-Profit making Collecting Management Organisation for Authors,Composers,Arrangers and Publishers of musical works.

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Its main Mandate is to collect Royalties on behalf of its members and other affiliate Collecting Management Organisations and distribute the same to them.

They have released a list of top earning artists and as always we had to collect information about the gospel artists in Kenya. Here are the names of highest overall earners in the broadcasting category of MCSK royalties distribution declared on 28/02/2014.

1.Gloria Muliro


2.Late Angela Chibalonza

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3. Linet Munyali Muraya (Size 8)

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4.Daddy Owen

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5. Victor Mbuvi

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6.Dennis Mutara

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7.Pastor Joel Kimeto


MCSK is happy to announce that there has been an increased number of artistes who will receive six (6) figure royalty cheques in comparison to last financial year. In this year distribution the top forty (40) musicians have all received six figure payments. Last financial year, it was only the top ten who were within six figure amounts.

Full list will be updated in the coming months

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